TSC Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alogue5173, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just bought 8 chicks from Tractor Supply out of the mixed pullet bin because they had them for 1/2 price. The sign was a generic one that listed what breeds "could" be included....however everyone of the chicks were lil yellow chicks that are starting to get white feathers. Has anybody else bought these? Any idea what they are? White Leghorn? White Plymouth Rock? Rhode Island White???? Any guesses??????
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Since TSC is supplied by regional hatcheries, it would be difficult to tell. Also, since "assorted" means, well, mixed, there's no way of knowing. 1/2 price sounds pretty good!!!

    Yes, many birds hatch yellow and then color in with white feathers.
     
  3. SmockLady

    SmockLady New Egg

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    The same labelled ones here in MS at our local TSC are beginning to look a lot like the Leghorns my grandfather used to keep. But yes it will be a while before you really know.
     
  4. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx :) Guess its just a waiting game
     
  5. SMA

    SMA New Egg

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    Are you sure you all the possibilities in the bin were layers? All the TSC stores in my area (TN) have Cornish Rocks, which are yellow chicks that turn white.

    I was told the TSCs in my area get chicks from Mt Healthy. May be the same for GA.
     
  6. Lorettachick

    Lorettachick Out Of The Brooder

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    I asked about yellow chicks at our local TSC and they said they were Amber Sexlinks. From what I have researched, they grow up to have white with red tipped feathers and are good layers. They were very cute!!
     
  7. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A great way to help identify chicks is to look at actual photos on feathersite and Cackle hatchery. Both sites have chick pics, and I've been able to ID many mystery chicks this way. Cackle even has videos.
     
  8. Johnson5326

    Johnson5326 Out Of The Brooder

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    My TSC chicks. Got them last weekend. Got 3 rhode island hens, 1 black giant or sexlink hen, and 3 staright run black giants. The black pullet is my favorite.


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    Tonight- My favorite is up front. Do the stripes here mean she'll be barred? I so want a barred hen. Do I need to get one that's a barred breed? They were always my favorites of the ones we had when I was a kid.

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  9. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one with the spot on its head looks like a Barred Rock to me. But i could be wrong.
     
  10. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pics please lol i want to see some chickies!
     

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